When DNA collected at the scenes of two rapes and a homicide in 1989 and 1994 turned up no matches in the national DNA database, the cases went cold. Investigators finally found answers after seeking the help of a DNA tech company to predict the suspect’s physical appearance and genealogy.
A clay tobacco pipe discovered in slave quarters of a Maryland plantation, and the DNA that was found on it, led to a scientific breakthrough. See photos of the plantation grounds and the pipe.
On Thursday, researchers announced they were able to create a DNA-like molecular system that can store and transmit information. It’s not a life form, but the genetic system represents what an alternative to DNA-based life may resemble.
House Bill 30 would ban searches of consumer genetic databases such as 23andMe or ancestry.com, where suspected criminals could be identified through family members who’ve uploaded their data to the websites.
China’s government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it’s still too soon to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations.
A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.
On Friday, Backstreet Boys released their latest single “Chances,” announced their upcoming tenth studio album “DNA” and a world tour set for 2019. First American stop? D.C.’s Capital One Arena. Backstreet’s back, alright!
Fred Frampton Jr., now 32, was taken into custody early Thursday. He is accused of shooting Michael Anthony Temple Jr. in 2010 in a home in Odenton, Maryland, the Anne Arundel County police said.
Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a series of rapes and a murder more than 20 years ago in Rockville, Maryland. Police were able to use the suspect’s DNA to build the composite sketch.
When Tracy Melton submitted her DNA sample to Ancestry.com, she was only expecting to gain some insight into her ethnic background.
Baltimore may pay $9 million to a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 20 years in prison.
Daron Wint, charged in a quadruple murder at a Northwest D.C. house, appeared in court Friday for issues related to DNA evidence, which is expected to be a key part of the case against him.
DNA left behind by a rapist who attacked five women in Montgomery County has provided police with what could provide a breakthrough in the unsolved cases: a sketch depicting what the unidentified man might look like.
A process that uses DNA to suggest what an unknown person looks like is giving cold case investigators new hope of identifying a suspect in a brutal Maryland murder from 1992.
Virginia’s Crime Commission is taking an in-depth look at expanding the state’s DNA database to include more misdemeanors. The parents of slain UVA student Hannah Graham support the expansion.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.